2016-The Year in Music-Tamil Top 10

file_000-12016 was an average year music wise with not many great songs to choose from. A.R.Rahman was at his standard 2 albums a year, Anirudh was much out of sorts and D.Imman was churning out albums like an assembly line(think he had 11-12 releases this year). Harris Jayaraj is still searching for his missing omakaziya and Santhosh Narayanan is moving further away from his brand of music with his recent releases(read Bairavaa). There were some bright sparks though coming in from young upcoming composers like Nivas K. Prasanna, Leon James, Sean Roldan and K. So here goes my best 10 of 2016, songs that I loved and listened to on repeat this whole year.

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2013-The Year in Music-Tamil Top 10

2013 saw a new music scene in kollywood. Last years debutantes made a mark for themselves in 2013. The liked of Santhosh Narayanan & M Ghibran went from strength to strength this year while the liked of D. Imman proved that he belongs to the elite class. Overall music buffs had a great year as far as music was concerned. I have not considered recently released Thirumanam Ennum Nikaah, Jilla & Veeram. They will be considered for next year.

Top 10 Playlist:

1. Enga Pona Raasa- Maryan

2. Anandha Yaazhai- Thanga Meengal

3. Koodamela Koodavechu- Rummy

4. Paakadha Paakadha- Varutha Padadha Valibar Sangam

5. Osaka Osaka (Theni Kaathoda)- Vanakkam Chennai

6. Yeley Marudhu/Othakadai- Pandiyanaadu

7. Kaasu Panam Dhuddu Money- Soodhu Kavvum

8. Boomiyil- Pizza 2: The Villa

9. Kanna Kanna/Ari Unnai- Vathikuchi

Unakaaga Piranthene- Pannayarum Padminiyum

10. Mannavane en Mannavane- Irandam Ulagam

Songs that just missed the list:

En Veetula- Idharkudhaane Aasaipattai Balakumara

Inika Inika- Naiyaandi

Aavatha Paiyaa- Paradesi

Yaaro Ivan- Udhayam NH4

Aruvakaara- Kutty Puli

Album of the year: Maryan by AR Rahman

Top 3 Albums of 2013:

1. Maryan- A.R Rahman

2. Vanakkam Chennai- Anirudh

3. Thanga Meengal- Yuvan Shankar Raja

Music Director of the year: D. Imman (VVS, Desingu Raja, Rummy, Pandiyanaadu)

Best Debut album of the year: Pannayarum Padminiyum by Justin Prabakaran

2012-The Year in Music-Tamil Top 10 Songs

2012 has been a great year for music buffs. Album after album, hit after hit, this year has been wonderful when it comes to music. D Imman was a revelation this year with 3 fantabulous albums including the melodiously mesmerizing Kumki which earns him the MD of the year.

Here is the list of the songs that were played on loop innumerable times, stole our hearts during the course of the year;

1. Adiye – Kadal (A R Rahman)

2. Solitaale – Kumki (D Imman)

3. Aahaa Kaadhal – 3 per 3 Kaadhal (Yuvan Shankar Raja)

4. Oru paadhi Kadhavu – Thaandavam (GV Prakash Kumar)

5. Aasai Or Pulveli – Attakathi (Santhosh Narayanan)

6.  Mogathirai – Pizza (Santhosh Narayanan)

7. Vaaya Mudi – Mugamoodi (K)

8. En Uyire – Maalai Pozhudhin Mayakathiley (Achu)

9. Iravugalil – Ponmaazhai Pozhudhu (Sathya C)

10. Po Po Po – Manam Kothi Paravai (D Imman)

Unnai Kaanadhu Naan – Viswaroopam (Shankar Ehsaan Loy)

Music Director of the Year: D Imman

Album of the Year: Kadal (A R Rahman)

Best Debut Album: Maalai Pozhudhin Myakathiley (Achu)

Best New Music Director: Santhosh Narayanan ( Pizza & Attakathi)


Songs that just missed the cut…

  • Poda Podi (Poda Podi)
  • Venam Machan Venam (OK OK)
  • Google Google (Thuppaki)
  • Don Don (Billa 2)
  • Azhaipaaya (Kaadhalil Sodhapuvadhu Eppadi)
  • Ennodu Vaa Vaa (Neethane En Ponvasantham)
  • Thappelam (Naan)

of life and other small things!

It’s been quite a while since i had blogged. Wanted to write on many occasions, but as usual laziness always gets the better of me. Singapore has been treating me well. It’s fun doing the balancing act b/w studies, entertainment & sleep. I’m still learning to master that art of balance.

So, a recap of the past few weeks. They have been hectic, if  could really use that word here since sleep takes most part of the day. Between sleep and the few hours of college lectures there have been numerous events happening. CA’s & projects have taken up most of the time. And CA’s are really a good way that make u to look into your notes once in a while. As always there is an exception. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS. One subject where even after u study for hours & spend hours preparing the most efficient cheat sheet in the history will make u wonder why you are even studying this subject. Sigh! And then there were a couple of volunteering sessions. Somethings that you give back to the society.

Between all this happened to watch Maattrraan in a theatre far away. There are some shitty things you do in life and watching Maattrraan was one of them. Absolute horrible disaster. Perhaps the only saving grace in the movie was it allowed us to make fun of it for the whole duration of 3 hours, No kidding! Also been listening to a lot of latest songs and have been really impressed by quite a few. Podaa Podi is peppy and good. Love the complete album. Jab tak hai Jaan is usual Rahman material. Still gotta hear it a few times on loop to love it more.

Playing these on loop

Today was an even more eventful day, thanks to the stop start Singapore weather. A perfect plan to chill out at East Coast Park was ruined, thanks to the rain. But then a sumptuous dinner at a low price at ANNALAKSHMI restaurant followed by chill out with the gang. ECP can wait for another day, another time!

That’s about it! Life is simple with all the small things perfectly in balance. What more do u need?

until we meet, cheers 🙂